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10 or more Inexpensive and Creative DIY Christmas Decor Ideas

Christmas is a time to celebrate and brighten our homes with festive decor. We are here today to help you create stylish, inexpensive, and creative DIY Christmas decor ideas that will enhance your home and save you money. Enjoy less stress as you create the holiday home of your dreams.

Whether an avid crafter or an amateur, you will find several projects you can make this holiday season. You’ll find Christmas wreaths, ornaments, advent calendars, and more.

These projects will impress your family and friends, and they will never guess how easy they were to make.

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Why Decorate With DIY Christmas Decor?

Decorating with DIY Christmas Decor has long been a tradition, from decorating with all the kid’s handmade ornaments to vintage handcrafted tableware and crocheted doilies.

Handmade Christmas decor adds such a personal touch to the holidays.

What Are The Benefits of Handmade Christmas Decorations

  • You can create unique, one-of-a-kind decor for your home.
  • The cost of most DIY Christmas decor is less than store-bought, so you save money.
  • Many projects are eco-friendly and sustainable, so you are helping the environment.
  • Great family time. Many projects can be made with the kids and other family members participating. It makes for great family traditions and helps to build children’s confidence and fine motor skills.
  • You will feel a sense of accomplishment and well-being. Crafting has been proven to improve confidence and reduce stress. During the stressful holiday season, we can all use a mood booster.

A Week Of Christmas

I’ve joined with some of my most creative friends to share a week’s worth of Christmas inspiration. Visit us daily this week for more ideas to decorate your home for the holiday.

A week of Christmas Inspiration - seven days of the Best Christmas Ideas.

Day 1 – DIY Christmas Decor Ideas

Today, we are all sharing our favorite inexpensive and creative DIY ideas. These ideas are easy to follow and require minimal supplies, so you can create beautiful and festive decorations that are budget-friendly.

You are sure to get several ideas that will work for your home. So let’s get started.

How To Make DIY Foraged Christmas Topiaries

By: The Pondsfarmhouse

DIY Foraged Twig and Dried Orange Christmas Topiaries for Budget-FRiendly DIY Christmas Decor Ideas.

Don’t you love using eco-friendly supplies to save money? Take a look at this Christmas Decor Idea that can be used on a dining table, mantel, or coffee table.

If you are looking for cheap and sustainable Christmas craft ideas? You will love this idea for making Christmas topiaries out of easily foraged twigs and dried oranges, perfect for holiday decorating.

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How To Make A Bottle Brush Tree Christmas Wreath

By: Cottage on Bunker Hill

DIY Bottle Brush Tree Wreath Tutorial for Creative Christmas Decor.

This bottle brush tree wreath is an easy and affordable winter DIY project. The materials cost about $20, but it looks much more expensive…plus it only takes about 15 minutes to make. Jennifer shares all her tips for this DIY Christmas Decor.

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DIY Easy Christmas Ornaments

By: Cottage in the Mitten

Old-fashioned Christmas DIY Ornaments.

Do you like an old-fashioned Christmas? If so, you’ll love Kim’s tutorial on how to make easy vintage ornaments with multiple purposes this Christmas season!

This is a creative Christmas Decor idea that you can get the kids involved in.

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How To Make Snowflakes From Paper Bags

By: Stacy Ling

Easy and cheap Snowflake Christmas Decorations with paper bags

If you love oversized ornaments, you will want to check out Stacy’s tutorial. This is a budget-friendly way to decorate for the holidays. Here’s an easy step-by-step tutorial explaining how to make inexpensive snowflakes with paper bags and how to avoid the mistake Stacy made!

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How To Make An Easy DIY Advent Calendar

By: Robyn’s French Nest

DIY Christmas Decor Ideas a fun Advent Calendar to celebrate the holidays.

Do you want to be more intentional about how you celebrate Christmas? Robyn from Robyn’s French Nest shares how her family looks forward to their easy DIY Advent boxes every Christmas to make it extra special! Try these simple Advent boxes to personalize the Christmas holiday with your family. Robyn shares easy ways to make Advent special and memorable for all ages!

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Make A Christmas Card Display Frame in 3 Easy Steps

By: Simple 2 Mom’s

Affordable Creative Christmas Decor ideas for displaying Christmas Cars

If you want a creative way to display Christmas cards, check out Simply 2 Mom’s budget-minded DIY Decor solution.

This holiday season, display your Christmas cards with a festive and handmade frame. In just 3 easy steps, you can create a beautiful and unique way to showcase your holiday greetings decoratively.

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Creative Name-Tag for Your Christmas Table Setting

By: She Gave It A Go

Easy clay DIY for Christmas personalized napkin ring

Brendt wanted to make something different for the holidays and thought of a fun idea. She created these easy DIY name tags!

They look so cute on top of a Christmas napkin, and the best part is everyone can take one home as a party favor.

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More Christmas Decor Ideas from Christmas Past

Here are a few more of my favorite DIY Christmas Decor Ideas from Christmas Past. I hope you enjoy them.

How To Make A Patchwork Christmas Tablecloth

By: The Ponds Farmhouse

How To make a patchwork Christmas Table Cloth Tutorial.  Christmas Decor Ideas

Are you looking for a farmhouse-style rustic Christmas Tablecloth Idea?

Here is how to make a simple Patchwork Quilt Christmas Tablecloth using several farmhouse-style, rustic, vintage-inspired fabrics.

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Dried Fruit and Fresh Herb Garland

By The Ponds Farmhouse

Dried-Fruit-and-Herb-Garland-DIY Christmas Decorations

I’ve recently shared this favorite Christmas Garland, but I wanted to share it again in case you missed it.

See how to easily make a unique, sustainable dried fruit and herb Christmas garland. I’ve made several dried fruit garlands for previous holidays, but this one is my favorite. Plus, it’s easy to save and reuse the following year.

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How To Make Easy DIY Ticking Tassels

By: The Ponds Farmhouse

DIY Christmas Decor - red and white ticking fabic Christmas Tassels

I love using ticking fabric, and so many DIY tassel decor projects incorporate this fun fabric. I’m sharing this tutorial to make an easy DIY tassel garland that includes five more tassel decoration ideas.

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DIY Coffee Filter Floral Garland

By: The Ponds Farmhouse

Inexpensive Christmas Garland made with Coffee Filters for a feastive holiday table runner.

This is another of my favorite creative Christmas decor ideas. It’s an easy and cheap way to make a DIY floral garland using coffee filters inspired by the Ballard Designs catalog. This is a simple coffee filter craft idea that looks high-end and is way cheaper than the Ballard version.

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Coming Next

I hope you found lots of inspiration from today’s DIY Christmas Decor Ideas and Creative Christmas Decor.

Tomorrow, we will all share ideas for decorating your Christmas tree this year. So be sure to check back daily for all the inspiration.

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Christmas DIY Decor 10 or more inexpensive and creative Ideaas.

Jennifer Howard

Tuesday 7th of November 2023

I loved your topiary trees! So cute!!


Wednesday 8th of November 2023

Jennifer, Thank you.

Brendt Blanks

Tuesday 7th of November 2023

Rachel, thanks for organizing this inspiring blogger tour. Your post is full with creative DIY Christmas ideas, and I'm grateful for the inspiration. xoxo, Brendt


Tuesday 7th of November 2023

Brendt, Thanks so much.

AnnMarie | Simply2Moms

Monday 6th of November 2023

These are some amazing and creative DIY's! Thank you for sharing these!!


Monday 6th of November 2023

Thanks so much.


Monday 6th of November 2023

So many great ideas Rachel.


Monday 6th of November 2023

Wendy, Thanks for stopping by.